How to get terminal width?

Doug Stanfield DOUGS at oceanic.com
Wed May 3 10:42:17 CEST 2000


Assuming you're on a *nix platform, there is an environmental variable,
COLUMNS, that should be accessible.  If you use curses there is a
stdscr.getmaxyx() function.

-Doug-

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> From: cpmcda01 at shark.kitenet.net [mailto:cpmcda01 at shark.kitenet.net]
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> I need to write a command line script in Python that needs to 
> know the width
> of the terminal in characters. I've looked through several modules and
> haven't yet found what I'm looking for. Does anyone know 
> where I need to
> look?
> 
> 
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> _) Craig McDaniel
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